COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference

The COP 26 UN Climate Change Conference, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, will take place from 31 October to 12 November 2021 in the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, UK.

In light of the worldwide effects of COVID-19, the COP Bureau of the UNFCCC, with the UK and its Italian partners, had decided to re-schedule the conference initially slated for November 2020. Rescheduling the conference ensures that all parties can focus on the issues to be discussed at this vital conference and allows more time for the necessary preparations to take place. We will continue to work with all involved to increase climate ambition, build resilience and lower emissions.

You can read more here on the Road to Glasgow.

The meeting schedule is just out:

Registration and participant vaccination

Online Registration System (ORS) opened as of 6 of September for those organizations who nominated representatives by 31 August 2021 to confirm the representatives until 22 October 2021, 23:59 CET. For questions relating to the registration or ORS functions, please contact the registration team through the communication log in the ORS account.

The UK COP Presidency strongly recommends all COP 26 participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to attending the conference and is offering vaccines for registered participants. Click here to access the online registration system.

Admission of organizations as observers

The COP 26 review cycle for observer admission has been completed.

The UNFCCC secretariat has sent out a notification on ‘provisional admittance’ to attend COP 26 for the eligible organizations along with further information on the next steps to attend COP 26. Those organizations that are ‘provisionally admitted’ nominated their representative(s) in the Online Registration System (ORS).

As of 6 September 2021, the ‘provisionally admitted’ organizations are able to confirm their quota for COP 26 in ORS. The deadline for confirmation of quota is until 22 October 2021, 23:59 CEST. The representative(s) will not be able to receive a conference badge if this step is not taken properly in time. 

For technical questions on the ORS, please contact

31 October - 12 November 2021